What set Northern Ireland’s Troubles alight?

How Derry rioting led to Army deployment Exhibition marks Battle of Bogside Watch more: ‘Ulster at the crossroads’ Royal Ulster Constabulary officers (RUC) moved in and became involved in a pitched battle with nationalist rioters around the nearby Rossville flats. Image copyright Peter Ferraz/getty images Image caption The Apprentice Boys parade in Derry on 12 August 1969 Retired school teacher Terry Wright was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade that day. He had been involved in the early civil …

Teacher jailed for sex with four pupils

One of his victims became pregnant before suffering a miscarriage, the court was told. Image caption Aldridge was a PE teacher at Warblington School in Havant Hampshire Constabulary confirmed it had previously investigated allegations relating to two of the girls but it later emerged Aldridge had persuaded both victims to lie. After his sentencing, Det Insp Toby Elcock said: “Aldridge had such a hold on the girls that they did not feel able to report what was happening to them …

Student visa delay ‘could cost uni 200,000’

Cardiff UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service is one of six centres in the UK which provide free appointments. There are additional offices run by Sopra Steria on behalf of the Home Office in Newport, Llandudno and Cardiff, which charge a fee. The university claimed there were not enough free appointments to meet the demand and many students, who are due to start English language courses in the autumn, feel under pressure to upgrade their application to the expensive “priority” …

Morris dancers protest over May holiday move

They said a second holiday should be arranged, but the government said that would hit the economy. Weddings, school exams, holidaymakers and calendar makers have all been hit by the date change, according to St Ives MP Derek Thomas, who organised a debate about it in parliament. Organisers of the Jack in the Green festival, in Hastings, East Sussex, which helps to attract about 40,000 people to the town over the early May holiday, are behind the protest. Keith Leech …

‘Substantial failings’ found at care home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Substantial failings” at County Tyrone care home – Olive MacLeod, RQIA chief executive Admissions have been suspended at a County Tyrone care home following “substantial failings”. Health watchdog the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) issued seven failure to comply notices to Valley Nursing Home in Clogher after information from a staff whistleblower. A number of issues were identified, including the welfare of patients and infection prevention. The home’s owners said it …

Five women shaking up the science world

Image copyright NovoNordisk Image caption Dr Nicola Beer As senior head of department for Discovery Biology & Pharmacology at the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford, she is both head of department and scientist. “It’s about setting the strategic direction, helping people mature their ideas, deliver, also support them in their career,” she says. She believes with fewer women in leadership roles, women have an obligation to support each other, as mentors, by passing on knowledge, or by simply being “generous …

EU officials reject Johnson’s Brexit policy

What did the prime minster say? Boris Johnson gave his first statement in the House of Commons since becoming prime minister, and set out his position on Brexit, which he has promised to complete by 31 October. The backstop is a key piece of the deal negotiated by his predecessor’s government, dictating what will happen to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It is a last resort that guarantees a frictionless border if no better solution …

Children ‘are getting sunburnt in school’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Always wear sun cream and protect your eyes’ There are calls for a country-wide policy on sun-safety in schools after claims children are getting sunburnt. There is no blanket guidance to keep children protected and councils in Wales say it is up to individual schools. Unions advise teachers not to apply sun cream to children, and some schools do not allow pupils to bring their own in because of allergy concerns. But …

Hip-hop horseman: Fab 5 Freddy gallops through Renaissance art

The rapper and graffiti art legend is taking a ride through Florence and its masterpieces. He talks about their enlightened depictions of black people and reveals who was the Renaissance Tupac Theres something of the Renaissance man about Fred Brathwaite, AKA Fab 5 Freddy. A graffiti artist turned film-maker, producer and curator, Brathwaite spent much of the 80s speeding from downtown to uptown New York, connecting the punk scene with hip-hop DJs and graffiti crews like his Fabulous Five. He …

The unlikely manager and Britain’s worst football team

Image copyright Fort William FC Image caption Fort William hope the new season will be more successful “It was a bit of a whirlwind to go from secretary to manager,” Russell says. “But the basic principle was to put a bit of stability into the changing room because of what had been happening.” “The morale of the guys was, as expected, really low.” But why did a man with PTSD and no experience as a football manager agree to take …